The Forgetting

Nicole Maggi. Sourcebooks Fire, $9.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-4926-0356-6
Seventeen-year-old Georgie wakes up from an emergency heart transplant to find that she is somehow experiencing memories from the heart’s former owner, a Jane Doe who apparently committed suicide. But each new memory costs Georgie one of her own. When she meets Nate, a boy eager to help her find the truth about the girl he knew as Annabel, Georgie loses the memory of her past crush to discover that Annabel was in love with Nate—making it difficult for Georgie to untangle her own feelings for him. The more she learns of her heart’s former owner, including that she was a victim of sex trafficking, the more Georgie becomes ensconced in a bleak, dangerous world foreign to her prep-school existence. Maggi’s (Winter Falls) supernatural premise can be difficult to swallow at first, but her passion comes through in the honest portrayal of a privileged girl facing horrors and abuse that exist under her very nose. Readers will watch in suspense as Georgie decides how much she’s willing to sacrifice to see justice done. Ages 14–up. Agent: Irene Goodman, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 12/22/2014
Release date: 02/01/2015
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